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Microsoft On 1st Party Studios: Naughty Dog Is "A Special Studio", "They Are Unique"

Microsoft On 1st Party Studios: Naughty Dog Is "A Special Studio", "They Are Unique"

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xHeavYx915d ago (Edited 915d ago )

ND is an amazing studio, props to Phil Spencer for the good words

GarrusVakarian915d ago (Edited 915d ago )

They sure are. Watching the making of TLOU made me appreciate them as a studio even more. They remind me of Bungie, so passionate and dedicated to their games while also knowing how to have a fun time and coming across and really nice, genuine people who are still very much in touch with gamers.

Hatsune-Miku915d ago

Naughty dog is the best game development studio in the gaming industry today and they are apart of why sony is the best video game company with PlayStation

bocajbee915d ago

Naughty Dog and Bungie are known to be close partners/work together. So I'm not surprised.

Monolith915d ago

Didnt Bungie actually help naughty dog develop their multiplayer for Uncharted 2 and 3. i thought i watched a video on that a few months prior to the release of Uncharted 2.

AndrewLB915d ago

ND is a good studio, but i'd argue that Valve and Bethesda are the top two. I would have also put Bioware in the top 3 up until they destroyed the Mass Effect series with that horrible ending.

calis915d ago

"Didnt Bungie actually help naughty dog develop their multiplayer for Uncharted 2 and 3. "

Wasn't there a thank you to Bungie in Uncharted 2 credits and people went nuts with all sorts of conspiracy theories?

mewhy32914d ago

naughty dog is an amazing studio. IMO they're the most talented studio on the planet. I can't wait to see what happens on PS4.

UnHoly_One914d ago

They are the ones all of my Xbox-only friends regularly mention and say "I wish we had them", or "they are the only reason I would consider a playstation".

They make good games but at the risk of getting attacked I don't think as highly of the UC games as most others do.

I much prefer the God of War games myself, and inFAMOUS. Those are the two franchises I would bring up if somebody asked me "I already have an Xbox, why should I get a PS?"

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Joey_Leone915d ago BadLanguageShowReplies(1)
webeblazing915d ago

MS needs to improve and invest in more studio than worrying about others. how many devs under they belt they destroyed. they are up there with ea and capcom when it comes that.

Sitdown915d ago

So giving a compliment to another studio is now considered worrying about them and consumes so much of their time. Geeeeez. Why not glad Microsoft sees a quality studio, and hopefully they will work to nurture their own studios to where they can be great?

webeblazing915d ago

not saying that its just they need to start making the games they customers want and invest in their devs. MS always do things half @$$

MxRBrobaFett914d ago

I wouldn't say complimenting another studio is considered worrying about them.

CertifiedGamer909d ago

Microsoft problem is that they have an EA mentality where they won't delay a game even if it sucks or is not ready. Sony on the other hand would rather let developers release the game when it has met the gaming development teams vision.

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MightyNoX915d ago

Was he the one who said "We don't need 1st party studios" or was that Greenberg, I forget.

Max-Zorin915d ago

It was most likely Greenberg.

mrpsychoticstalker915d ago

Not to worry, microsoft has excellent studios as well.

The only thing is, Microsoft's first party titles outsell Sony's by quite a large margin. For example, Killzone 3 had sales of 2.2 million world wide, while Halo: Reach had sales of 8.89 globally. I think those are pretty comparable titles in terms of being the big-budget first person shooters from each respective company. Another comparison, the total sales of the Gears of War franchise are about 18 million worldwide. Compare that to the uncharted series (I am using these two because they are each trilogies) which has sold 13 3/4 million worldwide.

So I think that Sony definitely has MORE first party releases that are of a high quality, but you could argue that Microsoft has the more popular first party titles.

Ezz2013915d ago (Edited 915d ago )

well,sales=/=quality
also
http://www.vg247.com/2012/0...

and TLOU is around 5 million now or even more

Aceman18915d ago

you're numbers are off

Gears 4 titles total 20 mil
Uncharted 4 titles (3 PS3, 1 Vita) 18.4 mil

and if you take away the extra game then its

Gears 18.5
Uncharted 17.2

Mac420915d ago

Your numbers are alright, that's not my problem. It's the fact that Sony has about 100 more 1st party games that actually sell well over 250,000 copies. While MS had Halo other then that, they don't have much. Can't compare or even bring Gears up, it's not a MS owned Studio. So most of your logic is pointless....

DialgaMarine915d ago

Last I checked, ND stated the Uncharted series had sold over 17 million copies, back around the time that Golden Abyss released. Surely, the numbers have risen a lot higher than that since. I'd say the UC series is closer to 22/23 million by no. Granted, the Gears series has probably sold more, but we have never heard an official word on it from Epic.

Oh, and just saying, Uncharted 3 has sold more than Gears 3, while Golden Abyss has sold just about .7M less than Judgement.

DialgaMarine915d ago

Last I checked, ND stated the Uncharted series had sold over 17 million copies, back around the time that Golden Abyss released. Surely, the numbers have risen a lot higher than that since. I'd say the UC series is closer to 22/23 million by now. Granted, the Gears series has probably sold more, but we have never heard an official word on it from Epic.

Oh, and just saying, Uncharted 3 has sold more than Gears 3, while Golden Abyss has sold just about .7M less than Judgement.

Fluke_Skywalker915d ago

What King_George said.
I think you'll find GT5 probably sold more than the entire Forza franchise to date.

Tontus915d ago

@DialgaMarine

Uncharted series has sold around 19 - 20 million copies, don't know where you're getting 22-23 from. Gears of War series has sold 21-22 million.

And Uncharted is nowhere near as big as the Gears of War trilogy, it's only as big as it is due to mass bundling, it's really not a popular franchise if not for being giving away for free with PS3 systems.

Uncharted 3 hasn't outsold Gears of War 3 actually, according to GFK UC3 has been overtracked in Europe (proper elsewhere too) and Gears of War 3 had been undertracked ww. They've sold about the same BUT Gears of War 3 didn't have any mass bundling, only a limted edition console bundle whereas Uncharted 3 was mass bundled for years which is the only reason it has passed 5m. Also Gears of War 3 sold over 3 MILLION in 1 week, more than double UC3.

A better comparison would be God of War III vs Gears of War 3 since they both sold over 6 million without mass bundling, Ascension & Judgment are selling fairly similarly too.

Plasticgearsolid915d ago

Halo and gears are their only big exclusives.

Mr-Dude915d ago

I thought sales didn't matter anymore or do they now? I'm confused...

trouble_bubble915d ago

Dude your numbers are so off. You're not only cherry picking but under tracking killzone as well. Both infamous games outsold both crackdowns, gran turismo has always outsold forza by a country mile. LBP1 alone did over 5 million. God of War has always sold millions, naughty dog launched 2 new IPs this gen and sold millions on every title. Hell, Bungie isn't even a first party anymore. What's your angle?

Chevalier914d ago

So how about gran turismo? They have moved over 70 million units. Gran Turismo 5 sold 10.5-11 million units which beats Forza 4/5/Horizon combined! In fact all the Forza's combined barely beat Gran Turismo 5.

Also since when is Epic games a 1st party studio?! MS doesn't even own the Gears of War IP they only published the games under their microsoft studio label. So yeah NOT a first party title at all.

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isa_scout915d ago

I absolutely agree, and I love that Phil Spencer had such kind words to say about a rival companies internal studio. This should be a lesson for a lot of people to follow...We don't all have to like or enjoy the same system, but we don't need to have such animosity toward one another either.

Angeljuice915d ago

No chance of that happening here I'm afraid. There are similar sites where members are treated with a lot more respect and can actually debate issues without it turning into an insult fest.

Unfortunately, this site has too many belligerent, opinionated people who would rather just gang up and attack anybody who dares to express any point of view that doesn't fit in with the excepted norm.

If you're looking for a more adult, open-minded forum try somewhere like E-mpire.

assdan915d ago

Phil spencer is the only guy from the xbox team that I don't hate. He actually seems to make genuine statements that don't seem completely full of crap.

andrewsqual915d ago

So are all Sony studios that make their own game engines ^_^.

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starchild914d ago

Naughty Dog truly is a special studio. They haven't put out a game that I didn't enjoy immensely.

To be honest, Naughty Dog is the golden feather in Sony's hat and the biggest reason for owning a Sony console.

C-H-E-F914d ago

Well if he said otherwise the world would blackball him and he knows it. The best thing for him and other microsoft heads to do is to give Sony credit anything less will make them seem like the step child of the devil himself

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XiSasukeUchiha915d ago (Edited 915d ago )

Phil Spencer thank you for the good words

Blaze929915d ago

why are you thanking him? Do you work for Naughty Dog? This attachment some of you "gamers" have to these companies is truly...amazing.

GarrusVakarian915d ago (Edited 915d ago )

It's the same as anything in life that emotionally affects you in a positive way, you develop an attachment/appreciation for them making you feel that way. Im not saying it's ok to worship the ground they walk on but i can see why ND has so much love from gamers.

And to be honest....in an industry full of devs/pubs that are in it purely to make money and treat us like walking ATM's *cough* EA*cough*.....it's nice to have devs that are so passionate about games/gaming and actually care about their fans as well as making money.

xHeavYx915d ago

@Blaze
Please, don't talk about "attachment" when you try to defend MS any chance you have. Someone known to dish on MS makes one positive comment regarding MS and that's your response?

PS4isKing_82915d ago

Like your attachment to microsoft and xbox 720p?

BlackTar187915d ago

Blaze was set on fireeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

lol.

ThanatosDMC915d ago

@Blaze929

He might be. You never know.

loulou915d ago

come on, you lot surely are not trying to say that blaze is an xbox fanboy, whilst trying to pretend that you yourselfs are not sony soldiers??

lol the only reason why you can get away with it is because n4g is drowing in sony fanboys..

on topic. i have been enjoying naughty dog games since the 90s. they are without doubt special

BlackTar187915d ago

Loulou,

i think you're taking an awful big liberty in assumption.

What everyone is pointing out is the hypocrisy within Blazes statement. It doesn't matter what you are or i am or anyone else. It does not take away from the point everyone is making. The statement is still true 100%.

Unless you disagree. Then that's another story but luckily for everyone on this thread here no one has anything to worry about there is no way you can read Blazes history and come to any other conclusion.

solidjun5914d ago

Ironic since you, as a "gamer," have one of the biggest attachments to Microsoft. I'm sure you thank MS every night.

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snookiegamer915d ago

Yeah nice humble acknowledgement...now put down the check book Phil lol :)

pyramidshead915d ago

They wouldn't be for sale anyway haha.

BakPAin915d ago

But if they were for sale MS would be the only out of the 3 console makers to afford them. Off topic but true!

pyramidshead915d ago

@BakPAin

Sometimes creative freedom can turn down the biggest lumps of money :P

Quantic Dream is a good example. Heavy Rain could have been on the 360 but MS turned them down and/or tried to change the way the studio wanted the game to be because of its content. Sony let them do what they wanted to do.

The_Infected915d ago

@Master-H

"Naughty Doge"

Her let me fix that for you.

Naughty Godz

The_Infected915d ago

I like the "z" so you fail.

worldwidegaming915d ago

If microsoft could, they would...

stuna1915d ago

But they can't, so they ain't! All in all, it's always good when a competitor can appreciate the competitors talents.